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The Dust That Never Settles : The Taiwan Independence Campaign - Mei-Ling T. Wang

The Dust That Never Settles

The Taiwan Independence Campaign

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The Dust That Never Settles provides a historical review of the Taiwan independence movement in the framework of the economic, social, and cultural relations between the United States and China. Mei-ling T. Wang provides a detailed account of the movement, beginning in 1624 with the Dutch rule of Taiwan, through 1997. He emphasizes the complexity of the relationship between the United States and China, and he recognizes that the most intriguing aspect of the relations between them is the issue of the independence of Taiwan. Wang analyzes historical events of the past 300 years in order to provide insight into the nature of the development of the situation that plagues U.S. foreign policy, using political economy and cross-cultural discourse in the framework of eighteenth century imperialism, the Cold War, and superpower politics. This knowledge will allow foreign policy practitioners to understand the problems of the United States-China relationship and lead to more effective solutions.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Historical Context of the Taiwan Independence Movementp. 9
The Seed of the Taiwan Independence Movement: The 228 Incident and March Massacrep. 75
The United States, Cold War, and the Taiwan Independence Movement between 1949 and 1979p. 127
The China Tangle and the Electoral Politics of the Taiwan Independence Question (1980 to the mid-1990s)p. 223
The Economics and Money Politics of the Taiwan Independence Questionp. 325
Internationalization of the Taiwan Independence Issuep. 383
Notesp. 457
Bibliographyp. 559
Indexp. 575
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ISBN: 9780761814054
ISBN-10: 0761814051
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 578
Published: 22nd July 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.92